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Bank of America Commodities Finance - BFC Product Associate in New York, New York

Commodities Finance - BFC Product Associate

New York, New York

Job Description:

This BFC Product Associate will represent Finance in supporting the Global Commodities business in NY, which includes Oil, Power, Gas, and Index products. You will be expected to influence team members, collaborate with the desk and other business partners, impose structure on complex issues and focus on delivering solutions in line with the long term strategic goals of the bank.

Responsibilities will include the following:

Daily P&L & Balance Sheet – Reporting & Oversight

  • Production and/or review of official daily P&L explain and its provision for VaR backtesting

  • Approval of daily sub-ledger P&L generated by Middle Office for reporting into Greensheets

  • Responsibility for daily management adjustments to P&L

  • Daily P&L reporting to local and regional management

  • Oversight of trader estimate to official T+1 P&L variances as business unit level

  • Preparation of daily P&L commentary and substantiation to market events

  • Review of material new deals

  • Review and approval of changes to valuation adjustments & reserves

  • Review of changes to daily balance sheet & substantiation to transactional activity

Core Financial Oversight Functions

  • Price verification (daily, weekly, monthly)

  • Validation of appropriate application and use of models for books & records

  • Monthly & quarterly revenue commentary

  • Maintaining/updating valuation adjustment & reserve policies

  • Balance sheet analysis (capital, liquidity, exposures etc) including inventory aging and its reporting

  • Determining and implementing appropriate accounting policies & procedures (with Accounting Policy)

  • Managing key accounting, legal entity, regulatory and P&L issues with the business

  • Month end close, including Financial Disclosures and calculation and recording of netting entries

  • Exercise of control oversight on behalf of the business

  • Participation in the New Product Review and Appropriation Request processes: modeling structures and process scenarios, review, and control

  • Contributing to Governance process, operational error reporting and support of other internal control process, including SOX

  • Provision of financial expertise in the design, build, testing, and implementation of new Technology Platforms and Systems

Required skills/experiences

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • 3+ years of finance experiences or commodities experience (open to other product experiences)

  • Must have good working knowledge of accounting concepts

  • Must have strong Excel and Microsoft office suite experience

  • Ability to act independently

  • Must have strong relationship management/influencing skills

  • Strong written and verbal communications skills

  • Comfortable working in a fast paced deadline driven environment

Desired skills

  • VBA experiences


1st shift (United States of America)

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Full time


Manages People: No

Travel: No


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